SHERMAN, TX - Kids in one Sherman neighborhood braved the wet weather to hunt for easter eggs today. Jalah Gray has more on how one woman's idea has become an annual community tradition.
"Over the past 4 or 5 years it has just boomed, last year we had 150 people." said Kim Daniels.
About 8 years ago, Kim Daniels had an idea to host an easter egg hunt in her front yard for the neighborhood kids, but she never realized it would become an annual community tradition.
"I just really enjoy the fun that people have, I'm really looking forward to my 2 grandchildren growing up with this as a tradition." Daniels said.
Daniels says the event has grown so much, that the city of Sherman helps her block off her street to keep the kids safe.
Each year she hosts the event, that includes an easter egg hunt for the kids, pot luck lunch, and an adult egg toss at the end.
"There's that sense of family and community and I think that that is something that is very nice for people like me, who only have one kid, and they want to be around other kids." said Laura Hattaway.
"A lot of the people here I don't know from anybody, and what a great opportunity to fellowship, eat, I don't have to clean up!" Leigh-Ellen Romm said.
Parents say they make new friends each year, and look forward to the event all year long.
"Because there's no entrance fee, because there's no criteria other than you just want to be here and want to share your time, and want to share some laughs, that brings people together." Romm said.
"There are a lot of people here who have family that's not in the area, and the holidays are so much more fun when you kind of celebrate them with everybody." Hattaway said.
Daniels says about a hundred people participated today.